South Atlantic League Capsule – July 28, 2014 – Charleston RiverDogs 6, Asheville Tourists 5
The Charleston Riverdogs would get a much needed victory over the Southern Division leading Asheville Tourists on Monday night. The win would move them to 8.5 games out and give them a chance to make up some more ground as their series resumes tomorrow night.
Both starter Rookie Davis and reliever Angel Rincon found themselves in trouble all night. In Davis’ 5.2 innings pitched he gave up seven hits, but did not hurt himself by walking anyone. Rincon gave up five hits in his 2.2 innings of work, and also did not walk anyone. Rincon was pitching fairly well until the ninth, when he gave up a two run homer to Max White. That brought the score to 6-5, and after a strike out, Rincon’s night was over. Stefan Lopez would relieve him and retire both batters for his second save of the season.
Davis (5-8) was the winner, as he gave up three runs. Alex Boag (7-4) took the loss for Asheville. He was hurt by the long ball, giving up two in six innings of work. The Asheville starter gave up six hits and five runs in six innings of work, while walking three and striking out six.
Charleson managed just seven hits in the game, but made the most of them. 2B Gosuke Katon and 1B Reymond Nunez each scored two runs for the RiverDogs, and Nunez (4) and CF Mark Payton (2) each homered. DH Ashley Graeter was the hitting star for the Tourists, going 4-4 with a run an RBI.
By Robert Pannier
Senior Baseball Editor